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Top News: Crime

Downtown Halifax on alert, rifle found, man taken into custody

While the Canadian city of Halifax did not experience the tragedy the city of Ottawa did yesterday, there was a disturbing incident there this morning. A man was seen with a rifle in the downtown area and police went on high alert.

Op-Ed: Age of Innocence gunned down by homegrown Canadian extremists

Ottawa - Two fatal terrorist attacks on Canadian soil will test the ability of a nation to respond to homegrown aggression without losing its reputation for tolerance.

U.K. conman pretends to be comatose for two years to avoid court

The crook thought he had gotten away with stealing $64,000 out of the bank account of an elderly neighbor with Alzheimer's disease. To avoid prosecution, he pretended to be quadriplegic and comatose for the past two years. Then he went to Tesco.

Zoo officials on edge after murder of rare Tasmanian devil

Albuquerque - Tasmanian devils are known for their feisty temperament, but this wasn't enough to save one of the little creatures from a cruel death at the hands of a stranger who crushed its skull with a slab of asphalt.

Who is Jack the Ripper? Hunt goes on after error with DNA tests

London - It seemed as though one of the biggest unsolved crimes in British legal history finally had a likely culprit, but now it has been revealed that the DNA analysis identifying a killer has been badly flawed.

Police flush out man accused of stealing restaurant plumbing

St. Petersburg - St. Petersburg, Fla. police have arrested a homeless man accused of stealing plumbing parts from toilets in a number of restaurants in the area. The alleged thief is one Brian Rinda, said to be 28 years old.

Remains found may be Hannah Graham's, police notify her parents

Charlottesville - Police in Charlottesville say that the investigation into the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has now turned into a death investigation because the remains found last Saturday may be hers.

Lutheran pastor arrested on charges of child pornography

Edmonton - A Lutheran pastor has been arrested, charged with possessing and distributing child pornography after police found hand drawn images of children being sexually assaulted.

Chinese cloning researcher arrested on corruption charges

Beijing - Anti-corruption officials in China have charged a professor at the China Agricultural University with misusing government research funds.

Gas station shooter gets life for killing teen over loud music

A white man who shot into a car full of black teenagers at a Florida gas station in 2012, killing one, has been sentenced to life without parole. Michael Dunn was sentenced to life today in a Florida courtroom.

Christian radio show host accused of molesting 3-year-old boy

A conservative Christian talk radio host was arrested this week and jailed on charges that he sexually assaulted a young boy.

FedEX 'dumb-luck delivery error' provides a $100,000 drug bust

Three suspects are in Harris County Jail after their cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin incorrectly went to a nearby resident, erroneously delivered by a smiling FedEX worker. FedEX was then charged by the Grand Jury for delivering illegal drugs.

Aspiring playboy model arrested with 50,000 ecstasy pills

Aspiring playboy model Krista Boseley, from Canada, was busted last week at an airport in Orange County for trying to smuggle 50,000 ecstasy pills from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.

Unapproved online Ebola medication sales tagged by FDA

According to the FDA, three companies have been issued warnings in the past month for selling treatments, solutions or therapies for Ebola. However, there are no FDA-approved drugs or vaccines to treat or prevent Ebola; only in the experimental stages.

Michael Dukakis testifies for friend of Boston Marathon bomber

Boston - Two-time Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis testified Thursday in defense of Robel Phillipos, a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

D.C. rabbi arrested, accused of video recording women in shower

Washington - A prominent rabbi in Washington D.C has been arrested, accused of installing a hidden camera in a women’s restroom at the National Capital Mikvah.

5th grader charged with strangling, beating 90-year-old to death

Damascus - A 10-year-old boy has been charged with criminal homicide and may be tried as an adult after he admitted to strangling and beating an elderly woman to death.

Boy, 10, charged in murder of 90-year-old woman

East Stroudsburg - It seems unthinkable but, sadly, it isn't. A young Pennsylvania boy only 10 years old has been charged with murder as an adult in the beating death on Saturday of a 90-year-old woman after she told him to get out of her room, according to officials.

Nurse accused of killing 38 patients who 'annoyed' her

Lugo - A nurse working at a hospital in northeastern Italy has been arrested as part of an investigation into the mysterious deaths of 38 patients. Authorities say she may have injected the patients with potassium chloride because they were "annoying."
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